Second Place Town Travel To Wexford

Neale Fenn isn’t getting carried away with his Longford town charges as they face Wexford in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday night.

Town sit second in the SSE Airtricity League first division having collected 11 points from 15 and are one point behind early pace setters Bray Wanderers, with a game in hand.

“We don’t expect it to be easy away to Wexford” declared Fenn, “they’ve started off quiet slowly, and the last two performances have been good.”


“They didn’t get a result to Drogheda, but they conceded a 90th minute goal, they’re picking up they’ve got a bit of a settled team so it’s going to difficult for us.”

“We’re undefeated” declared Fenn when summarising his own side’s early league form, but refusing to build expectation on his side.

“It’s the kind of league at the moment where everyone can beat everyone else, we just have to treat everyone with respect.”

“We’ve done our homework on Wexford, we think we know how they’re going to play and who they’re going to play.”

“We’re happy with the boys, but we can’t get carried away.”

On Tuesday night, Town bowed out of the EA Sports Cup following a 3-0 defeat away to Derry City.

“We used it as a game for lads who haven’t got 90 minutes recently, so we made 11 changes” explained Fenn, taking the positives from the defeat.

“Going up to Derry is difficult anyway, especially for some of the lads who have work, so we thought that was the best thing to do.”

“Derry had a little bit of quality up front which showed, but overall it was a good run and it definitely put a couple of question marks in my mind, over who should start”.

Fenn will give late check’s to Jack Menton (shoulder) and Jamie Hollywood (rolled ankle), but otherwise has a full panel available.